Located in Upstate New York is an entire mountain forest that crossed into Everlost, due to a beetle infestation. It became the home of Lief and the crossing place of Nick and Allie. Mary Hightower speculated that this forest was the reason Lief was able to live in isolation for all those years as the vibrant eternal life of the forest kept Lief's soul vibrant as well.
When the lush mountain forest was alive in the living world, it was the inspiration for poets. It was a "fulcrum of life" that ignited marriages and ripped away inhibitions.